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#21 MAGNUM4342

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:19 AM

For me it's just about anything from the seventies. :) 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:32 AM

Getting back to which model kit box art takes you back, I forgot this one...

 

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This box art represents a time when I was old enough for the "big boy" kits: the Revell Hot Rod series Custom '57 Chevy Nomad.  I got it for Christmas and I'm sure my father picked it out. The hood opens, the rear tailgate and window opens, the doors open, the engine parts tree had a crankshaft on it. I will never forget the tires that came with that kit, either: a very supple rubber, the best tires of any kit I ever opened. 

 

We had a blizzard that year where I lived and school was closed for a good part of January. I spent most of that time building models, including this one. That box makes me think of running outside in the snow to rattle can the body, sitting in my room building for so long my father wondered if I was huffing the glue. And you got an awesome HOT ROD magazine sticker and an order form for the magazine; very adult stuff. I look at that box and can see that time period. I'm not going to elaborate and get all mushy, but you know what I mean.

 

I found this same box/kit on eBay a while back and plan on putting it together this summer.

 

Apologies to MCM Forum member Travis321: I stole your image of this box. I could not find one anywhere on the net above 300 pixels wide.

 

Let's go bug him and see if he got his '57 Nomad kit done!

 

http://www.modelcars...208#entry283714



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:32 AM

I'm waiting for this one, but not holding my breath...

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:45 AM

Oh man, is that the display for it? That's a neat looking little T...



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:58 AM

It's the store display.  Someone posted this picture on another forum, so I can't take credit for it or any of the other images in this post.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:03 AM

May I add ? v8display.jpg

 

And a question for you: How long would these last in a store today ?


Edited by Greg Myers, 18 July 2013 - 07:08 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:07 AM

One of the first "Hot Rod" models I bought and built. Back in the day. :P pc57.jpg



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:18 AM

This one takes me waaay back. It's just too bad the kit  looks nothing like the box art. Of course, when I was seven or eight years old, I didn't know or care. I still have most of my original build to restore someday.

 

019-1.jpg

 

 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:22 AM

May I add ? v8display.jpg

 

And a question for you: How long would these last in a store today ?

They would be behind glass, no doubt.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:23 AM

If that's a build by a 7 or 8 year old, wow, good job. Either way it's still a great build. I really enjoy Box Top builds.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:26 AM

Any number of the old Monogram kits...

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:41 AM

May I add ? v8display.jpg

 

And a question for you: How long would these last in a store today ?

 

Wouldn't last very long around children. Or us. And like Don said, it would definitely be behind glass.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:43 AM

One of the first "Hot Rod" models I bought and built. Back in the day. :P pc57.jpg

 

Greg, this one is before my time, but I can see why you dig it. I love the teenager admiring it on the box.

 

And someone had to paint that, too. Imagine seeing all the original art for it.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:04 AM

This one takes me waaay back. It's just too bad the kit  looks nothing like the box art. Of course, when I was seven or eight years old, I didn't know or care. I still have most of my original build to restore someday.

 

019-1.jpg

 

 

 

I did a "Box Top" build post based on this great build but someone :angry: MOVED it to the "underglass" place.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

 Hello, Any of the AMT big rig kits with that art work , that was just as good as the cars were .  



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:04 PM

MPC annual kits from 1973-1980 (especially the 1978 Chevy Pickup annual !)

 

Monogram 1/32 scale Funny Car snap-together series ; Tom Daniel  kits from the 70's ; and , definitely the early 80's Muscle Car series ( SS-454 Chevelle , 1970 Boss 429 Mustang Sportroof , 1970 GTX , 1971 Hemi 'Cuda , 1969 GTO 'Judge' , and 1970 Challenger Trans Am) .

 

Revell kits were cool , but were nearly impossible to build (at the time) !

 

Jo-Han kits weren't really stocked in any of the stores I frequented , until the 80's ( "USA Oldies" , by then).

I did , however , manage to get my hands on the 1970 4-4-2 , the 1968 Fury I Police Car , and the 'Heavenly Hearse' .

 

AMT kits were readily available at FedCo and at the local sporting goods store (remember when these were virtual deapertment stores ? Well , at least the sporting goods stores where I grew up were like that...) .

 

 

Seeing any of the boxes / kits from my youth is a mixed-bag of emotions . Definitely a trip down memory lane ; I feel like I'm "back in the day" , but am also saddened .

I lost a lot of kits to my anger outbursts (autism) , and later to the 1987 Whittier Earthquake .

 

I'm just happy that Roundhas been restoring and reissuing many of the old MPC and AMT kits from my youth :)



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:25 AM

If that's a build by a 7 or 8 year old, wow, good job. Either way it's still a great build. I really enjoy Box Top builds.

 

No, I was seven or eight when I first built that kit back in the '70s. The build in the photo is only a few years old.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:50 AM

For me ............................ it was this. It was with this kit, I fell in love with the entire car, in scale or 1:1. This wasn't a great kit, but I sure had a lot of fun with a handfull of them.

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

Nice one, Rob!



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

OBS pulling truck by amt

amt's monster truck kits /bigfoot /usa1

amt's 88 to94 ck truck.